Today, the market offers a wide range of IaaS options for data storage, with several public clouds vying for the attention of enterprise customers.
Still, on-premises systems remain an option, and several companies prefer to maintain their own private clouds. In addition, they also continue to run many other SaaS applications and leverage other data sources such as web applications, APIs, PDF content, and Excel spreadsheets.
In this scenario, many organizations maintain not just one or two simultaneous repositories, but several, which can be flexible and cost-effective.
However, this also has its drawbacks.
When we need to unify data for holistic analysis, complex queries, or data science applications, the data integration process often introduces an additional layer of complexity.
Read more in https://www.datavirtualizationblog.com. Originally published on September 16, 2021